So, the movie was fun, blah blah blah. Based on a comic book based on a Nordic god, yadda yadda yadda. I hate Natalie Portman, blah blah blah.
It’s a science fiction movie.
Let me say that again: it’s a science fiction movie.
|That chemistry we have? It's really just chemistry.|
Here, look at the trailer.
Did you catch that part where he says “Your ancestors called it magic…”? That comes up several times in the movie. The rainbow bridge is a wormhole. The fact they’re gods is explained as their long lives. The healing room is a big, glowing thingy.
I imagine the decision was made like this:
Hollywood Weasel: Hey, we got the rights to the Avengers!Hollywood Jerk: Cool! I bet we can get Uma Thurman to be Emma Peel!
Weasel: No, the OTHER Avengers. The comic book ones.
Weasel: I have an idea. Let’s put each hero in his own movie, and then make a movie for all of them together!
Jerk: But what about Thor?
Weasel: What about him?
Jerk: He’s got magic.
Jerk: The rest of them have science. We can’t do that. The, uh, planet will cave in.
Weasel: Ah, okay. Er. We’ll do the old Arthur C. Clarke thing on them. That’ll work! And while we’re at it, let’s change the radioactive spider that bit Spider Man into a genetically engineered spider and put the web shooters into his arms. And let’s turn Batman into a secret agent like James Bond!
Jerk: Wow, we get paid too much money.
Weasel: I know, right!